The MPG/ESO 2.2m Telescope
As of P92, time on the 2.2-m telescope is no longer offered through the ESO call for proposals.
The 2.2m telescope at La Silla has been in operation since early 1984 and is on indefinite loan to
ESO from the Max Planck Gesellschaft. The telescope time is shared between the MPI and ESO Observers.
Operation and maintenance of the telescope is the responsibility of ESO.
The telescope (which is a fork mounted Ritchey-Chretien) was built by Zeiss and has been in use
at La Silla since 1984. The telescope is at a geographical location of 70°44'4"543 W 29°15'15"433 S and
an altitude of 2335 metres.
The ESO/MPI 2.2m telescope hosts the following instruments:
- WFI: Wide Field Imager, a focal reducer-type camera
at the Cassegrain focus and with a field of view of 34'x33'
- FEROS: A state-of-the-art bench-mounted, high-resolution,
environmentally controlled, astronomical Échelle spectrograph
- GROND: Gamma-Ray Burst Optical/Near-Infrared Detector
to investigate Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows and other transients simultaneously in seven filter bands
- EFOSC2: ESO Faint Object Spectrograph and Camera (v.2),
is a very versatile instrument for low resolution spectroscopy and imaging. As of Period 81 the
instrument is offered on the NTT
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